Definition of calibrate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

calibrate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈkælɪbreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkælɪbreɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they calibrate
BrE BrE//ˈkælɪbreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkælɪbreɪt//
 
he / she / it calibrates
BrE BrE//ˈkælɪbreɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkælɪbreɪts//
 
past simple calibrated
BrE BrE//ˈkælɪbreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkælɪbreɪtɪd//
 
past participle calibrated
BrE BrE//ˈkælɪbreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkælɪbreɪtɪd//
 
-ing form calibrating
BrE BrE//ˈkælɪbreɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkælɪbreɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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calibrate something (specialist) to mark units of measurement on an instrument such as a thermometer so that it can be used for measuring something accurately Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from calibre + -ate.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: calibrate